Hey Chicago friends, looking for something to do on this dreary day? Well check out the Chicago Alternative Comic Expo (CAKE) happening thing weekend. Cake is an event created to celebrate independent comics, while building community and dialogue among independent artists, small presses, publishers and readers. The event runs all weekend-long and features comics for sale, workshops, exhibitions, and panel discussions. Some of this year’s special guest include: Chris Ware, Melissa Mendes, Phoebe Gloeckner, Kim Detich, Michael DeForge, Jason Shiga, and Charles Forsman.
The event takes place at Center on Halstead (3656 N Halsted, Chicago IL), and kicks off today from 11 am till 6 pm and continues on tomorrow. Oh Yeah, this event is absolutely FREE!!! So you have no reason not go… Unless you’re one of those crazy people that don’t like free stuff; which is kind of sad in my book.
And like last year I’ll be floating around volunteering at the event so feel free to say hello.
Here’s a listing of some the programming happening this weekend.
12pm-1pm Chris Ware in Conversation with Roctober’s Jake Austen
1:30pm-2:30pm Innovative Forms with Jason Shiga, Deb Sokolow, Aaron Renier and Nate Beaty, moderated by Caroline Picard
3pm-4:30pm Eyeworks: Parallel Lines, an hour-long screening of experimental animation with a Q&A with Kim Deitch, Leif Goldberg, and Kevin Eskew
12:30pm-1:30pm Mega-Solutions to Micro-Publishing:Oily Comics with Michael DeForge, Chuck Forsman, Anna Haifisch, and Melissa Mendes, monderated by Max Morris
2pm-3pm Kim Deitch in conversation with Caitlin McGurk
3:30pm-4:30pm Intimate Anxiety with Heather Benjamin, Phoebe Gloeckner, and Julia Gfrörer, moderated by Caroline Paquita
I’m waiting in for the Felicia Day panel line, and talking with a new friend about cosplaying. And the boyfriends that don’t come to cons. So far my day has been all about DC Comics, in which I have gained plenty of info for my marketing project on DC. I have to admit I am having serious regret not cosplaying this year. I have so much respect admiration for those who put in so much time into these amazing costumes. Felicia Day just got on stage, and since I’m bad at live blogging I’ll go now.
If you haven’t marked June 15 and 16th on calendar then you should. Those are the dates for Chicago Alternative Comics Expo also known as CAKE. Special guest this year include Phoebe Gloeckner and Melissa Mendes to name a few. The event will take place at Center on Halsted and best of all it’s FREE, so you have no excuse not go. So consider yourself warned!
designed by Chicago’s own, Jo Dery (http://jodery.com).
Looking for something FREE and cool to do? Then check out the Chicago Zine Fest happening this weekend on the 9th and 10th. Chicago Zine Fest will highlight many talented self-published artists, and give artist a chance to interact with each other. Zine Fest will feature tons of informative workshops that are sure to appeal to everyone. And for you early risers I’ll be working at the info table. So make sure you stop by and say hello.
Chicago Zine Fest
March 9 & 10, 2012
1 – 3pm Gender, Race & Sexuality, a Discussion with Women in Self-Publishing at Columbia College
6 – 9pm Zine Readings at 826CHI
9:30pm – 12am Zine Olympics at Quimby’s Bookstore
11am – 6pm Zine Exhibition at Columbia College
more details at http://www.chicagozinefest.org
It’s been a while since the last Her Comics post and a lot has happened in a years’ time. Since our last post, DC came out with the 52’s and I fell in love with the Animal Man series. Within that year I moved back to my favorite city, Chicago, and live close to three of my favorite comic book stores. During my break from the site I got to meet some pretty awesome people, including one of my favorite creators – Liz Prince.
I have to give a big Thank You to Jason Poland and Dan Connor for being awesome supporters of Her Comics. Now, Her Comics will continue to inform you about awesome comics out there while also showcasing zines and other geek-friendly on goings.